Monthly Archives: October 2015

Benghazi Hearing

On Saturday I watched a couple of hours of the House Benghazi committee interrogation of Hillary Clinton. I continue to be amazed at how foolishly Republicans continually shoot themselves in the foot. The hypocrisy and deceitfulness of the committee members … Continue reading

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A Faith that Encompasses Non-Faith

It will probably be some time before my mind stops replaying the mental tapes from our trip to Europe. At the moment my mind has returned to Michelangelo’s David, as it has done many times since our brief time in … Continue reading

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We’re Back from Europe!

Char and I had a wonderful time in Ireland, England, Switzerland, and Italy. It really was the trip of a lifetime. We’re calling it our 50th anniversary gift to one another, though we actually have two years to wait before … Continue reading

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The Anti-Tourist Mentality in Rome

Char and I are on the last leg of our journey, which will be ending not too long after we run out of energy and funds. There is a very great deal to see and enjoy here in Rome but … Continue reading

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Republican Chaos

As Char and I travel through four countries in Europe, news from America is available almost exclusively online. Europe really is paying very little attention to America. It is refreshing to be reminded we’re just one among many nations and … Continue reading

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DUST AND DIVINITY

I like Dallas Willard’s brief encapsulation of the ambivalence of the human character: We are “dust and divinity,” he says. Genesis 2, a second telling of the Creation story, says that we were first molded by God out of the … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Root of American Problems

I’ve been reading “Spirit of the Disciplines” by Dallas Willard, an excellent book. In the Preface he notes the obvious signs of distress in our culture: “depression, suicide, personal emptiness, and escapism through drugs and alcohol, cultic obsession, consumerism, and … Continue reading

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